For everyone hoping that The Elder Scrolls Online would be a free-to-play MMO, a pre-order listing for the game on a retailer website has quickly dashed those hopes away.
damn, maybe theyll lower it to $50 before launch, $60 is too high for a PC game.
Doubt it...skyrim, swtor, diablo 3, gw2, just to name a few all sold for $60
i guess... i can still hope though.
I thought PC games were all $50 at launch, and here they have $60 PC games now
Depends on the publisher really. The $50 ones are usually the digital copies but now everything is basically $60...sadly
I'll tell you about an observation I made years ago. When Modern Warfare 2 came out on the PC it was $60 and the first game to hit that price point. I knew it was the beginning of the end. Obviously it was successful and other major games followed. Now we're at the point where most games on the PC are $60. Nevermind the fact that the vast majority of them are downloaded with no packaging/cd. That was the old argument on why console games are more expensive. Just another chapter of PC gamers getting effed up the bung hole. BTW, I've never heard of a game being cheaper because it's the downloaded version. Ever. Show me an example.
I think digital copies SHOULD be cheaper. I will not pay the same price for a digital copy of the game when I can get the physical copy for the same price
@bobby kotex i noticed the same thing, MW2 was $60 and it kicked off the trend. interestingly, activision only seems to price COD and blizzard games at $60 (not sure if they control blizzard's pricing or not), because I remember seeing other activision games for $50 at launch. of course, after MW2, EA started charging $60 for ALL their PC games. ubisoft tried it, but most recently launched AC revelations at $50. zenimax now does it with most of their stuff (skyrim was the most recent, i believe), and even take two and rockstar are hopping on board by charging $60 for max payne 3. and the main reason console games are more expensive is because of a ~$9 licensing fee that the console manufacturers charge per copy. so it's a very transparent rip-off, it's extra money in the publisher's pocket and they don't even care about trying to hide it.
Let's just hope it's like Guild Wars and we don't have to pay monthly fees.
As long as it's like Guild war2 were you pay only once. I am in!
I'm gonna wait this out a bit till the price drops.
If there isn't a monthly subscription, then in a sense it still is a free to play mmo. What would be the worst is spending $60 for the game and another $15 a month for the subscription like what DCUO started out as.
My opinion is that Sub based MMO's should be free downloads then have people pay $15 a month or $10 thats how i'd do it. You know since imma nice guy =]
Or people could be even more nice and make their game 100% free with no Sub fees at all. *Cough* DUST 514 *Cough*
Dust 514 isnt coming with subs? it is 100% free, there will just be in-game items that you can purchase an use inside the game.
Sure you can buy stuff in game, but the point is, anyone can play 100% of the game without ever being forced to spend money. I can't wait to play it:)
considering how bad bethesda is at coding singleplayer games, i shudder to think how this one will function. also, elder scrolls should only be a singleplayer experience.
itll be fine. just dont go in the water.
Wtf, hell noooo
I see no issue in paying for a great MMO. Who really thought they would give this away?You get what you pay for ;7 I just wonder if there will be subscription fees. Looking forward to seeing how this game progresses!
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